Pedigree of

Von Nassau's Smoka

Jan 24, 1957
AKC W786663
Black, Cream
Breeder: Ann Mesdag

Notes: COI 10.19%

Rock von Nassau
Jul 14, 1955
AKC W721153
Black, Cream

Ch (US) 
Trump of Cedar Park

Mar 21, 1950
AKC W216444
Silver Grey

Ch (US) 
Pilot of the Wold

Jan 30, 1945
AKC A864068
Black, Tan Markings

Ch (US) 
Trophy of Long-Worth

Mar 6, 1946
AKC W10679
Black, Cream

Seahurst Ardent Amaranth
Nov 18, 1952
AKC W380604
Black, Cream

Ch (Intl) 
Doctor of Long-Worth

Aug 31, 1947
AKC W210801
Black, Tan

Liebchen of Seahurst
May 30, 1950
AKC W222343
Black, Grey, Cream

Fraulein von Nassau
Jun 22, 1955
AKC W625955
Black, Cream

Swallow Acres Fuerst
Apr 10, 1953
AKC W539197 [3-55]
Black, Cream

1953 GVCh (US) 
Alert of Mi-Noah's

Jan 30, 1949
AKC W176066
Black, Tan

Pia of Edgetowne
Sep 16, 1950
AKC W248470
Grey, Silver

Candace von Nassau
Dec 10, 1953
AKC W616295
Silver Grey

Ahugo von Nassau
Oct 26, 1952
AKC W467316
Black, Cream

Candace von Quisthoff
May 17, 1946
AKC W19878

Legend for German Shepherd Gene Study
  White Carrier
  Black Carrier
  Blue Carrier
  Liver Carrier

The German Shepherd Gene Study tracks the recessive "masking" white
and recessive black genes forward through the generations.

Genes come in different varieties, called alleles. Somatic cells contain two alleles for every gene, with one allele provided by each parent. Often, it is impossible to determine which two alleles of a gene are present within an dog's chromosomes based solely on the outward appearance of that dog. However, an allele that is hidden, or not expressed by, can still be passed on to that dog's offspring and expressed in a later generation.

German Shepherds can carry one or both of the recessive white "masking" and/or the recessive black gene.

(A masking gene masks the real color and pattern of the dog. The only way the gene can be expressed in some of the offspring is if both parents carry it. For example, when a white dog is bred to a non-white dog that does not carry the white gene, none of the offspring will express the white coat but they will be carriers of the white gene. If those offspring are bred to a white, some of their offspring will express the white coat color. White bred to white will always produce white offspring.)

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